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    Junior Member nightcastle's Avatar
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    Hi,
    Site is still in re-construction phase. Please tell me if there are any improvements that can be done. Thanks

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    looks good, however its not what I would do for a portfolio site

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    Junior Member nightcastle's Avatar
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    Its not a portfolio site. I work with a group of other freelancers to produce high quality designs. We also do printing and hosting. It would be better understood when finished. We consider our competition site logoworks.com. They provide logos fast and cheap. They have bad customer service and low quality designs. We hope to compete by offering an alternative.

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    I would buy from you first, but as for companies. I think they would probably buy from your competitor first. But all you need is a bit more of a professional design, cleaner maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightcastle
    Hi,
    Site is still in re-construction phase. Please tell me if there are any improvements that can be done. Thanks
    That is cool. It would be nice if the buttons looked 3d plastic and did some animated thing when clicking them.

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    I came back to your site, and your logos are obviosly better than your competitor. I would make the buttons rollovers and fix these mistakes:

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    When I first looked at your site, I thought the same thing regarding a portfolio site. While it does need a lot of work (and you seem to be aware of that) there are a few things I would point out.

    First, I see your comments listed that logoworks is your competitor, then you go on to put them down. A professional isn't going to have to rely on bad-mouthing the competitor, they are going to rely on their designs to speak for themselves........then go out and just do a better job. It won't matter if their main competitor has bad customer service or low quality designs.

    Logoworks has a VERY good reputation in the industry, so I would not sell them short. They are partnered up with Office Depot, have award winning designers, and have produced some very recognizable logos.
    To say your designs are better and for infiniti to agree, I guess maybe I'm not seeing the same thing as you guys. Going to each of the sites alone, if I were spending my companies money, I'd go with who had the more professional site and who has more experience.

    Just take a trip to logoworks "about us" page and then tell me how you can compete with that? If you can, then get that info on your website.

    When it comes to your site, there are a lot of mistakes that need to be fixed. Here are a few that stand out:
    1) Your own logo isn't crisp and clear
    2) Under your services box on the left, you have pricing as a service?
    3) Under contact you have email links and not a submission form. To show you are a leading edge company, you should have some type of form for submission, not email links
    4) You have WAY too much info on your home page. You have to scroll down through a lot of content to see what your packages are. Most of the information you have on the home page can go into your subpages (portfolio, about us, services, etc).
    5) Your links at the very top and the very bottom of your site are hard to read and they don't seem to serve the purpose they are designed for (some revision there probably needs to be made)

    Another thing you may want to look at? Your logo "portfolio". When going to the Graphics Mobile logo (and seeing the .com in the bottom of the graphic), there is no site graphicsmobile.com.
    This is also the case with a few other of your logos (Killorn Construction, Gekkotech). Visions Painting on their site have a completely different logo (I assume it is your client as they are also in California).
    I'm not pointing these out to pick on you, but in the hopes that you understand if you want to compete with a bigger and better company, then you have to make sure your logos are seen and recognized.
    I realize that some of these are just logos and may not have a website........but if you do web design also, you should lock some of these customers up with a site and increase that part of your portfolio.

    I think your site has a lot of potential, but when you bad mouth your competitor and say how your product is superior (and clearly at this point in development, it is not) then you are already handicapping yourself.
    As I said, a true professional will just do it better. If you get customers to come to you because another company drops the ball or has poor customer service, then capitalize on that.
    Good luck.....
    GMan

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    wow, i fully agree with what you just said, you hit the nail on the head, so to speak. What i was saying about their logos being better was more complex, not so much better but more complex. Thats all.


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